Down the TBR Hole #5

Down the TBR Hole meme by Lia at Lost in a Story!

Most of you probably know this feeling. Your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Welcome to another week of Down the TBR Hole…
This weeks books are ….



Title/Author: Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2) by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian

Date Added: September 03, 2015

When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn..

Judgment: Go! I haven’t read the first book yet. If I enjoy the first book then this book can rejoin my TBR pile.



Title/Author: Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny HanSiobhan Vivian

Date Added: September 03, 2015

Synopsis: Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently…” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

Judgment: Keep!! I have this on my iPad and I am determined to finally read it one day!



Title/Author: The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

Date Added: September 03, 2015

Synopsis: “From the moment she burst into the downtown art scene, seventeen-year-old Addison Stone was someone to watch. Her trademark subversive street art and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more about this brilliant wild-child who shone so bright and was gone too soon.” —Adele Griffin

Two-time National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin offers an ingenious fictional take on celebrity biography, as told in first person interviews through the eyes of Addison Stone’s parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, critics, and more-punctuated in full color with Addison’s artwork, photographs, and emails. When it comes to Addison’s untimely and mysterious death, nobody escapes unscathed.

Judgment: Go. Sounds interesting, but not something I want to read.



Title/Author: All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin

Date Added: September 03, 2015

SynopsisWith my eyes closed and Alex’s core friends all around me, it was like I’d become my big sister, or something just as good. And so who cared if they were calling it Alex’s party? One thing I knew: it would be remembered as mine.

Alex has it all—brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she’s stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share. Even if it means crying wolf.

Told in the alternating voices of Alex and Thea, Adele Griffin’s mesmerizing new novel is the story of a sibling rivalry on speed.

Judgment: Keep!! This book sounds great, I hope I get to read it one day soon.



Title/Author: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Date Added: September 03, 2015

Synopsis: On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.

But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda’s demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

Judgment: Go. As fun as it sounds, I just don’t think I’d ever pick it up.

My shelf is now down to 749. I need to stop adding books!!
Have you read any of these books? Thoughts?
What is you Goodreads TBR shelf looking like?




11 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #5

    1. Haha yeah, its weird looking back at the books you added and seeing how much your reading preferences have changed… or haven’t changed haha.
      I always feel bad looking back, especially when the book is sitting on my shelf or kindle, like why have I not read you yet?!
      Fingers crossed I can get around to it soon 😊 I have heard great things about the series and the author.


    1. Haha it does take awhile, would take forever on an iPad/iPhone… You should invest in a laptop one day!! Makes life easier.
      I’ve been scheduling it when I get a chance to do it and adding my tbr count in later.


  1. Love this tag, haven’t seen it before. Think I’ll giive it a go too 🙂 I’m impressed at your 749 books – looking at mine I realise I have 1834 on my to read goodreads shelf – now ridiculous!

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    1. Oh wow! 1834 books is crazy!!! You should definitely do this tag! You’ll probably come across a lot books you forgot you added lol.
      My TBR pile isn’t really decreasing it all, as I keep adding new books 😂😂 but it helps to keep it from increasing.

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